The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to examine the California Department of Technology’s role in the oversight of state IT projects.
Prior to leaving for summer recess, the committee unanimously voted to move forward with a forum audit by the State Auditor to review the performance CDT’s responsibilities regarding the oversight of state IT procurements, projects, and cybersecurity for the State of California.
“The pandemic showed us the disastrous results of state IT systems that are overloaded, antiquated, and not ready for the task ahead,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) in a press statement. “This audit request is a critically needed look at the technology systems Californians should be able to easily rely on every day to interact with their government and obtain vital services. We will use this report to legislate action to ensure our state’s IT systems are safe-guarded, nimble, and responsive to our ever-evolving reality. ”
The request also includes an examination of how CDT interacts with the departments that use its services, according to the announcement.